{Friday} Daily GK Updates & Current Affairs 29 July 2016 | Today Current Affairs 29th July

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Current Affairs 29 July 2016 – Union Government forms ‘Disha’ for timely implementation of Central Schemes

Union Government on 28 July 2016 announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) that will be known as ‘Disha’. First meeting of Disha will be held on 13 August 2016.

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Eminent writer, social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

Mahasweta Devi, a colossal figure in Bengali literature and a respected social activist, passed away on 28 July 2016 at Kolkata. She was 90.

James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize in fiction, dies

American author James Alan McPherson passed away on 27 July 2016 in Iowa City, U.S. He was 72.
McPherson was the first black author to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1978.

International Tiger Day observed

International Tiger Day was observed on 29 July 2016. The day is held annually on 29th July to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.

India, US discover major Natural Gas Reserve in Indian Ocean

As per the report published by US Geological Survey on 19 July 2016, Joint expedition titled Indian National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 02 by India and the United States (US) have resulted in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate (an icy form of the fuel) in Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean.

Union Cabinet clears changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales

The Union Cabinet on 27 July 2016 cleared changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill.

Lok Sabha passes Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha on 27 July 2016 passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill with amendments was passed without any discussion.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Bhatinda

The Union Cabinet on 27 July 2016 approved the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) at Bhatinda in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed with theme Elimination

World Hepatitis Day 2016 was observed across the world on 28 July 2016 with the theme Elimination.
The day acts as a significant global platform for raising awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment.

India signs $1 billion deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft

India on 27 July 2016 signed a one-billion dollar deal with the US defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, Poseidon-8I. First of the four new P-8I aircraft will be delivered in 50 months.

Policy for awarding Waterfront and associated lands in major ports approved

The Union Cabinet on 27 July 2016 approved the Policy for awarding waterfront and associated land to port dependent industries in major ports along with its operation-alization.

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